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Placement Requirements by Major for ENGRUD Students Entering Fall 2020 and Beyond

Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) students who were admitted Direct to College in Fall 2020 and beyond use this information to help determine the courses needed to request placement in an engineering major.

The deadline for completing the placement requirements and requesting placement is July 1.

You must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 across the placement requirements to remain in good academic standing in the CoE and to be eligible to request placement in a major. A grade of 2.0 or above is needed for each course required for placement. See Creating Your Educational Plan for courses required by each department for graduation.

Common placement requirements

There are 12 engineering majors available at the University of Washington. All of them, except for computer engineering, require the following set of common placement requirements:

  • Engineering First-Year Interest Group (ENGR 101)
  • English composition
  • MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126 (or MATH 134, MATH 135, MATH 136)
  • CHEM 142 (or CHEM 143 or CHEM 145)
  • PHYS 121 (or PHYS 141)

Additional placement requirement

In addition to the common set of placement requirements outlined above, ENGRUD students must also complete one additional engineering course included in the grid below. For all majors except for ChemE* and IE*, any course from this list may be taken to complete this additional course requirement. Courses that fulfill graduation requirements for each major are noted with a grey box and are recommended in order to stay on track for each major. Please refer to the four year planning guides and your academic adviser to discuss which pathways may be the best fit for your interests.

*Students interested in ChemE must complete CHEM 152.
*Students interested in IE must complete one of AMATH 301, CSE 142, or CSE 160.

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Courses that may be used to meet the additional course requirement that also fulfill a graduation requirement for a given major.

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  Click the column headings to see each major's admission pages with details, exceptions, and recommendations specific to the major.
Course AA BioE BSE ChemE CivE EE EnvE HCDE IE MSE ME
AMATH 301 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1     OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1
BIOEN 215   OptionalChoose 1                  
Chem 152 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1
Chem 162   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1       OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1  
CSE 142   OptionalChoose 1     OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1  
CSE 143                      
CSE 160   OptionalChoose 1         OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1  
ENGR 115   OptionalChoose 1                  
ME 123         OptionalChoose 1     OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1
MSE 170         OptionalChoose 1     OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1
Phys 122 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1
Phys 123 OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1   OptionalChoose 1 OptionalChoose 1
STAT 220               OptionalChoose 1      

Computer Engineering course requirements

Students looking to apply to computer engineering require the following set of placement requirements:

  • Engineering First-Year Interest Group (ENGR 101)
  • English composition
  • MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126 (or MATH 134, MATH 135, MATH 136)
  • CSE 142, 143
  • PHYS 121 (or PHYS 141)